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.c. and virginia, the wind knocked down trees and utility polls. torrential rains and 60 mile an hour winds ripped through d.c., maryland and virginia. trees and power lines were toppled as this storm blew through the region. 50,000 people are without power in d.c. 70,000 are in the dark in virginia, in maryland, 20,000 have no electricity. we have team coverage tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on the aftermath. crews are on the scene right now. do they know when power will be back? >> reporter: well, we just talked to pepco moments ago, they're saying they hope to have 90% of customers back in service by monday. that's the latest again from road as you mentioned. the lights you see here some are vehicles, the road is closed. off in the distance you can see crews are here, they've been here for about the last half hour, they'll be working throughout the night to try to get the lights back on. people try to salvage what they can after a severe storm ripped through the jazz festival near the key bridge. emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. thes
, mitt romney and president obama hit the same state for the third day in a row. today it's virginia. the president will speak at a rally at a virginia beach am amphitheater. as we told you yesterday, virginia is likely to be this year's florida or ohio. the state where returns will mostly resemble the national number. if you want to know how important virginia is to both campaigns, look at where they are buying their tv ads. four of the top ten most saturated tv markets in the country this week are all in virginia. roanoke lynchburg market, and now washington d.c. which of course reaches into northern virginia. three more of the top ten are in ohio. the president leads by five to eight points. today the romney campaign will focus on local issues hitting the president on defense cuts. it's clear the 47% issue is a drag on romney's campaign. he went out of his way at every stop yesterday to show a more compassionate side. >> i've been across this country. i think the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people in america but i know how to help the people of am
it into the cooler and hoped for the best. >> that is what thousands have been doing across north virginia -- northern virginia. after the summer storms many were concerned it could be days before the lights came back on. >> the crews have been working that's not the case -- working to assure that is not the case. in some places, the power is back on that they're dealing with other part -- dealing with other problems. a section of the tree came crashing through his house. >> it wasn't that bad during horatio on this property. i was very surprised. >> the cleanup will be similar for some residents in this complex where a tree also splintered the ceiling. >> as the cleanup continues, we have heard from somebody who said they were surprised by the security of the damage content -- considering the short time this storm lasted. in falls church, if you want the debris picked up, it must be bundled and the city will come through on wednesday. >> as the cleanup continues, we want to get you the latest power outage numbers. thousands are still without power tonight. here are the latest
virginia. . >>> he lost 40-pounds on his back and a sense of adventure. a teenager out of high school and is walking across america. he calls his walk dude track and beth parker caught up with him as he passed through his home state of maryland. >> reporter: with one change of clothes, a map on his belt, and a magic of music, this maryland's kid is hitting the road. >> my name is jonah blair, i'm 18 years old and i'm hiking the american discovery trail. >> reporter: walking alone the long miles between delaware and san francisco. >> and this is over 5,000. >> reporter: the reason? >> i wanted to do something. i wanted to have an adventurous moment in my life. >> reporter: when he graduated in june, he decided to postpone college. >> my mom, like her first instinct was like you're crazy, you're going to college. >> reporter: mom came around a bit and dude trek, as he calls it, started a week ago. >> he gets a lot of questions. >> what are you doing, who are you, what is dude trek and why do you smell so bad? >> i have gone three days without a shower so far. >> a lucky day? >> yeah. >>
, virginia, has about 4,500 customers in the dark. bge reports nearly 3,000 outages. the majority of those are in anne arundel county. those storms brought down trees and power lines in bethesda. wires fell about 1:30 this afternoon. the neighbors there say they saw the wires on fire after a tree fell. a car was damaged there but nobody was injured. >>> a whole lot of rain fell quickly causing flooding in frederick. roads turned into rivers during the height of the storm. some kids got stuck walking in water up to their knees. some parts of frederick saw between two and four inches of rain. on days like these, people live in the bloomingdale neighborhood in d.c. aren't taking any chances. they're doing anything they can to prevent flooding. a problem they've had to deal with several times already this year. jackie benson has more on how residents are trying to keep things dry and when a real solution to the problem might be ready to go. >> reporter: there is a lot of anxiety here. people are still dealing with insurance claims from multiple floods. their d.c. councilmembers say they've wai
. the incumbent is leading into october in the debates. they're both in battleground virginia, my home state today. we'll have more later. since it is thursday, it's time for presidential football. >> personal foul, number 93, red. >> the officials lost control of the philadelphia/baltimore game among others. >> yes, unless you are buried under a rock, you know the nfl has kicked the replacement refs to the curb. >> the packers playing at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's final play is to the end zone, which is fumbled by tate with jennings simultaneous. who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! one guy goes on touchdown, and the other said no. >> that play is why the regular refs are back on the field starting tonight in baltimore. what does that have to do with the presidential race you ask? for nfl teams like the packers, the new regular refs can begin a reset for their season. for mitt romney it's time for another campaign reset. can the debates mean a new season for mitt and bring him closer to the end zone? our pal ed rendell joins us. governor, can rom knn
in northern virginia are cleaning up after heavy rain pounded that area. this was the scene in reston where several trees damaged homes and cars. the weather was bad but luckily, there was no confirmed tornado sighting and no one was seriously hurt. this morning, power has been restored to all dominion virginia customers affected by that storm. you really felt it come in. i was starting to get worried. it just came in so fast and furious but we knew we were going to have that storm. >> that front was very, very strong and we had this real humid unstable air mass so it is like bang, you know. but it was a busy day, let me tell you. it was a very busy day. happy to say things are much calm are now. good weather to at loft get out there and do whatever clean-up needs to be done. we don't have any clouds or anything going on. maybe a little bit of fog to the far west but other than that, we have a ridge of high pressure in control and that will hold us for the majority of the week. yes' highs, just two to three degrees below the seasonal average. average. i want to tell you, on saturday, it was
itlun virginia. the old dominion went blue in 2008. was that an accident of injury? virginia is a check mate state when it comes to the romney path to 270. >>> mounting pressure and qutions face the obama administration ovethsaul inya that killed the u.s. ambassador. was the white house reluctant to declare it a terrorist attack because it happened on a 9/11 anniversary and the politics of the momentight have swallowed them up? >>> pushback inpennsyania. ted. laws violate anyone's rights. may not matter if a judge decides that the new rules simply can't work in time. good morning from washington. it's thursday, septemb 27th, 12. this is "e day ruow thelsf matching manhattan moments and duelling buckeye banjos in ohio, mitt romney a president obama hit the same state for the third day in a row. today it's virginia. the president will speak at a rally at a virgin beach am amphitheater. as we told you yesterday, virginia is likely to be this year's florida or ohio. the state where returns will mostly resemble the national number. if you want to know how important virginia is to both mpaign
for the good news. drivers in northern virginia will finally find some relief at one of the area's most congested interchanges. two new ramps open today connecting the eastbound dulles access road to the beltway's inner and outer loops. this is a look from chopper 4. drivers on the access road used to are have to crouse several lanes. causing major traffic headaches. >>> now that the tickets are set for decision 2012, it is back to the campaign trail for both candidates this morning. this weekend president obama will be taking a bus tour through florida. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richmond international raceway. his wife ann just made a
supporters you might want to look away for this part. in swing state virginia president obama is up by two points. in swing state new hampshire, it's president obama up by five points. in swing state pennsylvania, it's president obama up by seven points. do we still call michigan a swing state? mitt romney supporters you can drop your hands from in front of your eyes here. the latest poll in michigan has mr. obama up by four in michigan. which is a lot less than the 12-point and 14-point leads the president has also had in michigan polls there this month. but for what it's worth, i should also tell you we have national polls. for the national polls mitt romney supporters it's time for the finger vision. president obama up by five points. that's the fox news poll. the gallup dayly tracking poll had been quite close recently. now gallup shows president obama up by six. even really quite ostentatiously republican leaning rasmussen poll gives president obama a one-point advantage nationally. basically across the board in the polls that matter, in the states that matter, the obama campaign is a
today, the president was miles away, at a campaign rally in virginia beach, the white house said too busy to meet with israel's prime minister. their relationship has been tense, even frosty, an issue that mitt romney has tried to exploit. >> they have thrown israel under the bus. >> i have executed on my foreign policy, one that people largely agree with. so if governor mitt romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. >>> tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with netanyahu, representing the president. it is still unclear how much of today's talk is aimed to do something talks have not achieved, get iran to negotiate >> all right, how close is iran to the point of no return? there is a big difference between american intelligence and israel's view, the u.s. feels there is at least a year, and no need to take action quickly. israel wants it to be quicker and for the u.s. to be involved. >>> meanwhile, on the campaign trail, the candidates were shadowing each other in a crucial swing state, this time, virginia, chief correspondent chuck todd has more. >> reporter
in northern virginia. quote, romney/ryan doing more to fight the spread of lyme disease. this is first posted today by mother johns. here's another page of the flyer. what can a president do about lyme disease? really now? is mitt romney running for president because of tick-borne illness? really? or is somebody else on the campaign food chain making the decisions about what to campaign on? because it is when the freelancing happens, when people start getting desperate and taking matters into their own hands, that then maybe you get a presidential campaign that's trying to be about tick-borne diseases related to deer. maybe that will work in northern virginia? and sometimes it's your buddy, the other mogul with the yacht singing your yacht parking praises. because who among us has not had this challenge. then sometimes it's exactly what you think it's going to be. >> y'all sound like y'all are senior citizens, right? yeah, we don't want -- you don't want obama. you really don't want obama, because he'll get rid of your medicare. you might as well say good-bye to it. yeah, and i don't know if
. >> i told him to run this way and i ran that way. . i feel blessed. >> in northern virginia -- >> there was a shaking and then boom. >> a tree took out part of their f.imney and the roo >> that was brianne carter. we will have better weather today. things are looking up. update from meteorologist jacqui jeras. good morning. still looking at a couple of showers and clouds. they will get better progressively. let's show you super doppler. not much more than s towards lexington park and lusby over southern maryland. maybe for another hour or two. will be giving way to sunshine. pleasant autumn temperatures today, 5 degrees below where we year. be for this time of if you don't like that, be warmed bywill the end of the week. today, clearing skies, 63 degrees at 9:00, partly cloudy noon, 71 by 5:00, mostly sunny and nice. we have the next chance of storms not until saturday. we will talk more about that later. first, traffic with jamie. serve on the region, no major g problems inn virginia, maryland, or the district. we have an accident in virginia on the little river turnpike ov
, all these areas in the light blue, the 40s. and that includes most of virginia and maryland. out in west virginia, americwes maryland, the upper 30s. this is like a morning in early december, not late september. we still have warm waters around the bay. even so, look at ocean city. 53 there this morning. and here's the view from space. we have just a few high clouds drifting up from the south. they'll be with us from time to time this morning. give us a beautiful sunrise probably, which is at 6:54. by 7:00, in the upper 40s. by noontime, near 70. low humidity, lots of sun. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. >>> now to decision 2012. today, tim kaine, george allen square off in a live televised debate in northern virginia. it is the first of three debates the virginia senate candidates will participate in and it is the only one that will take place in our area. tim kaine comes into today's debate with a little momentum, leading george allen by eight points. tim kaine a democrat, also leads the republican allen in a new quinnipiac university poll. you can see the deb
are focusing of virginia as the battleground state. we are talking to a professor to let us know what is going on as well as both presidential candidates campaigning in virginia today. president obama will be in virginia beach and mitt romney will be in springfield for a veterans rally. if you want to see more about those events as well as every other thing going on, c- span.org is where you can turn to. stay with us that a:34 analysis of virginia. st. paul, minn., spending more is the category. mike is joining us. caller: i find myself spending more these days. just with the basic essentials such as gas, utilities -- i am a single father. a lot of my income is going directly to my son. there is really no room for savings at this point. i think a lot of it is the rise in gas. host: how much is a gallon of gas? caller: it is about $3.60. host: how much do you burn after a week? caller: $50 is probably a fair estimate. host: as far as other spending, you mentioned your son. what about luxuries'? caller: i think that is pretty much staying the same for me. i like to treat him to some luxury's eve
on saturday knocking out power to people in100,000 washington, virginia, and maryland. about 500 this morning. this was after sunday filled up across the area. it was a scramble to save perishable foods. >> it went out about -- i went out this morning and got six of ice and packed our freezer and took a lot of the of the refrigerator and put it into a cooler. the freezer,mes to half-full freezer can go 24 hours without power if. it's full, 48 hours before thaws.ing >> new york cleaning up after a includingther tornados in queens and brooklyn. trees and power lines brought boroughs.th despite the damage, no serious reported. taking a look at the day ahead, county polices will update the public on the killed ar who kettering teenager. amber stanley was shot to death bedroom two and a ago.weeks police don't believe the random. was totally tonight's community meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the kettering community center in upper marlboro. hurt ineople seriously annapolis in a shooting that a gas leak scare. the shots rang out before midnight on that forever is a street near frederick douglass. . shot
valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a
on the trail again today. he's heading to the battleground state, virginia. president obama turned it blue in 2008. according to a poll, "the new york times" and cbs news, it shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival. paul steinhauser is in virginia beach, virginia for us. paul, good morning to you. so, a tight race in virginia means residents can see a lot of the candidates in the next few months, right? >> reporter: yeah, they have seen a lot of the candidates. they are going to see a lot more of them. remember president obama when he first had his first rallies in may, the second was here in virginia. no question how important that state is. he was here tuesday before the convention. romney was in norfolk, virginia. he's back today. overall, romney made seven trips here, the president eight trips. they both spent a lot of money. the obama campaign and related groups, the super packs spent almost $12 million on ads. it's a lot of money. what about romney? just under $12 million. they are flooding the air waves here. i tell you, randi
blue in the 40s, and that includes much of northern virginia, just about all of maryland, including the eastern shore, and out of the mountains, a few of those areas in the darker blue, they're in the 30s in a few locations out in worcester and maryland and in the highlands of west virginia. quite a chill in the air this morning. thankfully not much wind. we'll be talk windchill. right now it's 56 at reagan national. that's the coolest temperature there since way last may. look at ocean city. they're down to a chilly 53. elkins, west virginia at 39 degrees. closer to washington it's in the 40s. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. chilly and calm. lots of sun the rest of the day with highs reaching the mid 70s by afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. now a look at our traffic. >> still seeing traffic. let's head to arlington boulevard. at one point just one lane was getting by. i did see some delays, but it looks like that work zone is just about wrapped up. let's head to the beltway at van dohrn. you can see the taillights to the right of the screen. that is
in the 40s these areas in blue. west virginia, western maryland, and central shenandoah valley. these dark green areas, the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore. right near the bay waters, the lighter greens are the 60s right on the tidal potomac. a cool 61 by 7:00 a.m. we'll still be chilly. not a lot of wind, generally 5 to 10 miles an hour in the 50s. by noontime, wind picking up a little bit, gusting to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. highs reaching upper 70s. the winds blustery by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 7:24. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> thank you, tom. >>> things looking great on the beltway. no serious problems on the inner or outer loop. big problem on southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road. accident has traffic squeezing by to the right. we're seeing significant delays. here we are at chopper 4. traffic is just squeezing by now. really on the right shoulder. delays begin just after the beltway. it will take you all the way to 410. after that, t
off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> it checking out the news from around the nation, the mayor of trenton, new jersey is in federal custody after he was arrested after a two-year undercover investigation. this comes weeks after his home was raided. his time and office has been marred by financial problems. investigators say he was turning to extortion and real-estate deals to make money. >> thousands of chicago public school teachers are on strike and thousands of students were forced to stay home today. >> the strike started after contract negotiations broke down last night. >> chicago mayor, rahm emanuel had a message for the 25,000 stri
the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and we welcome now to the broadcast new jersey governor chris christie. governor, thank you for being here. governor i have to start off by saying i don't hear very many republicans these days who think mitt romney is doing very well. what's your take here? >> well, he's had a tough couple of weeks. let's be honest. i'm not going to sit here and come on this morning and sugar coat the last couple of weeks. they've been tough. but here's the great news for republicans -- we have a candidate who is going to do extraord
news right now, the presidential race. it's intensifying today in two key battleground states, virginia and florida. mitt romney has two events in virginia and president obama has two speeches of his own in the sunshine state. both candidates fighting for the undecided voters and the time is ticking. election day now just two months away. 59 days to election day. so let's start in virginia. mitt romney making a campaign stop at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. the event has already gotten under way. bob mcdonnell giving the introductions so what appears to an pretty it full house. paul steinhauser is there, as well. we know esident obama the first democrat in a very long time to win and take virginia in the last election, but romney has become kind of a resident so as to speak of virginia. this is his seventh stop there. >> reporter: and remember when he introduced and announced paul ryan as his running mate, he did it just a couple miles from here in norfolk. both president obama and mitt romney have been here accept times now since the start of the general election. bot
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
seat in virginia faced off today in a debate that was carried live here on nbc 4. it is a race that could determine the balance of power in the senate. tom sherwood is in our newsroom with more on the story. >> ndy, it's one of the tightest races in the nation for the senate, and the candidates stuck to their game plans. george allen and tim kaine locked in a tight race for nearly a year, shook hands and came out, not fighting, but politely jabbing at each other over jobs, taxes, social and other issues. the one-hour fairfax chamber of commerce debate was telecast on nbc 4, and moderated by nbc's david gregory of "meet the press." former governor and senator george allen turned nearly every question to the need for more and better jobs. >> the job creators have the confidence, and certainty to hire again. >> reporter: tim kaine, also a former governor, turned nearly every question into criticism on the capitol hill and in the presidential race, saying people want pulling together, not partisan bickering in washington. >> puts partnership over partisanship and substance over sou
.s.u., if you win that game and do the job you're going to get consideration. maryland and west virginia today. this was supposed to be a walkover, but it wasn't. >> tony: good thing they've got geno smith. he's going to find tavon austin over the middle. austin's third touchdown of the game. they go up by 31-14. 31-24. austin becomes west virginia's all time leading receiver with 207 catches. >> tim: west virginia wins it 31-21. cal and southern california, just getting under way, into the second quarter now, trojans lead it 7-0, 12 and change remaining. kentucky and florida, tony. jeff driskel coming into form. >> tony: driskel playing exceedingly well. gators 4-0 for the second straight year. beat kentucky for the 26th straight time. they get a week off then play l.s.u. down in the swamp. >> tim: a test for them and the bayou bengals. braxton miller impressive. >> spencer: in particular when you get in the green zone, watch him in traffic spin and make people miss. they go on 29-15 right now. >> tim: congratulations on that victory, though, u.a.b. looked good in only losing by two touchdown
, they are in the state of virginia. and that's why brianna keilar is there watching very closely what goes on with both these candidates. let's talk about the president. he's due to speak in about 45 minutes from now. and i think mitt romney is due to speak in springfield at the same time. so if the election comes down to these particular key states, is this where we'll see them and this is it? >> these are the states where we'll see them. ohio yesterday, extra have a today. and a couple things going on here. you mentioned early voting. early voting both absentee, mail-in and in-person, begins in virginia today. so no coincidence that you have barack obama and mitt romney campaigning in the state. but they're trying to cut into each other's base. where is mitt romney today? springfield, virginia right outside of washington, d.c. northern virginia, that area, is really obama territory. and here we are in virginia beach. this is not obama territory. and i think one thing that shows that is actually we're here at at the farm bureau live. the band that will be performing next here because this is a music v
campaign stop will count. >> a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is the five- point lead, 49% to romney's 44%. and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama has a 7% emover romney utah numbers change when it comes to who voters think will do a better job of handling the economy n virginia, it's tie with president obama and romney both getting 45%. in florida, mr. obama has just a 1% lead. in ohio, it's 3% difference. once again with obama leading. this was a "wall street journal" nbc news poll. >>> gop presidential nominee mitt romney will be in ohi today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, paul ryan, will address values voters summitt in d.c. this morning. then he has a campaign stop in roanoke later today. >> today, the president and first lady will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a campaign event at a home here in d.c. tonight. our
in virginia. the gop presidential nominee met with veterans and their families in springfield. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you know i have a great opportunity with dates to talk about my vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want eve
mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i nee
of that as you make your way between 3 and route 17. just a bit slow in virginia. let's head over to i-66. not seeing delays there. we'll give you a live look as you make your way past sudley. nice and clear eastbound and westbound as well. as you make your way inside the beltway, i-66 clear as well. here's a live look at spout run parkway, no issues to report. as you make your way from the 495 to gw parkway, you're at 61 miles per hour. just about a half hour. eun, back over to you. >>> it's about almost 80 years, but this year washingtonians will finally get to see playoff baseball. >> the ins fanationals fans, yo over. your team is in the playoffs. >> got to love it. the nationals beat the dodgers 4-1 to clinch the franchise's first berth. the man who has been here since day one started the scoring. ryan zimmerman drove in bryce harper, and it got going from there. manager davie johnson hopes it's just the beginning. >> what's the big deal? it's fun, but that's not what i had my eye on. it's a nice step to get here. every manager that's leading the division, that's the only thing that
to me. you've seen real turn arounds. >> wisconsin? >> wisconsin. virginia. there's a bunch of places where they're not doing well. i think you are going to start to see the money flow after the first debate. >> i think the big debate is going to be a big deal. shall we cover it together? >> that would be great. >> excellent. >> up with chris hayes" airs at 8:00 in the morning. >> we'll talk about how the economy might be better than we had realized. the debate we're having about the economy is not the debate that a lot of people, commit call commentators and critics on the left and right thought we'd be having. we want to dig into the numbers beneath the headline numbers that might make that the case. "up with chris hayes," set your dvr now or your alarm clock. if you could choose a super power would it be the act to fly, be invisible or more powerful than a speeding locomotive? senator scott buon apparently has a super power. we will attempt to give it a name next. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800
told voters in one u.s. state that if you help us win here, we win the whole enchilada. does virginia hold the key to victory for the president or governor romney? an in-depth look at the contest in the old dominion state. that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: the long-awaited watchdog report on operation and furious hailed on capitol hill as a step in the right direction. welcome the second hour of "happening now" on this thursday, i'm jon scott. i'm i'm and i'm in for jenna lee. the house oversight committee taking testimony from the inspector general for the justice department. chairman darrell issa saying the ig's report confirms what his committee has known or -- for some time, that the justice department let the country down. disregarding public safety. two of those guns found at the scene of a shootout that killed u.s. border patrol agent brian terry. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us live on capitol hill with more. james? >> reporter: iew ma, good afternoon. republican lawmakers have been using the hearing princip
. >>> well, now to politics and the fight for votes in swing states. mitt romney is heading to virginia where a recent poll conducted by quinnipiac university, "new york times" and cbs news shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival in that battleground state. that's where we find cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, good morning. both campaigns working hard to get the boat out, of course, in virginia. a battleground on air, on the ground. how much are we talking about when it comes to this ad spending? >> we are talking about a lot of money, victor. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in v
, latinos and young people. they're coming to sit here in the rain. also virginia looms as one of the most important states this fall. both for president obama's re-election and the senate. who's going to control it. former governor tim kaine coming right here. he's the great hope of the democrats in that state. he'll be here later. let me finish with michele obama and the effect her words could have at this convention. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama fa
romney ads all the time. so are you, north carolina and nevada and florida and ohio and virginia. the eight states that are being targeted in the ad campaign, an ad campaign so big the campaign describes it as a carpet bombing. and this list of states, the states you see marked on the map right here, that is pretty much where the election is going to be fought from here on out. this map, you will notice, doesn't include all of the places we have been thinking about and talking about as swing states. the romney is not placing ads in michigan, wisconsin or pennsylvania. the super pacs have pulled their ads from michigan. romney is trailing in michigan by as much as seven points there. the pro romney pac money has dropped out of pennsylvania where romney is also behind in the polls. the romney campaign and pacs together, of course, have more money than god and mick jagger combined, so they could still decide to spend money wherever, whenever. this almost have infinite resources in terms of ad dollars in this campaign season. unless something changes in their strategy, it looks like
'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we're watching the commute in northern virginia after remains on the track leave passengers stranded for hours. it is thursday, september 20th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside right now. chilly out there. 55 degrees. that's one of the colder days we've had this year. >> tom kierein is here with us. it's one of those days you want to say people want to layer up and peel out later. >> you definitely need several layers this morning. we're down into the 40s. we're talking about a morning more like december than september. we fast forward here a couple of months at le region under a clear sky. it is down to the mid 40s in much of maryland and much of virginia. frederick there down to 43. so is martinsburg, cumberland, and it's in the 40s across most of northern virginia. mid 40s, fairfax, arlington, montgomery county, also the mid 40s, also into prince george's county. right near the bay waters. the waters are still pretty warm around 70 degrees. the temperatures in the 50s. a warm spot at 61. a little bit of a breeze off the bay here.
and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were selling jewelry. >> all our stuff
the shenandoah valley and much of northern virginia into the mountains, all these areas in blue are in the 40s. and on the eastern shore, too, away from the waters, a few locations there in the 40s this morning. and we're going to have another gorgeous day, but this chilly morning will be with us here for another few hours. by noontime, the low 70s. low humidity the rest of the afternoon. bright, sparkling sun and a sapphire blue sky. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. mike is in for dawnela with your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. things looking good on the beltway. no serious delays on the inner or outer loop. let's look at 66 eastbound side. fantastic as you make your way to 495. live look at fairfax county parkway, eastbound side on the right side of the screen. no major backups there. about an ñ5 náde the beltway at leesburg pike, things looking good. seven minute ride from 495 to glebe road. worry free on metro, marc trains and the virginia railway express. mike? >>> here in washington, the
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